EASY CAKE PLATE PEDESTAL DIY- With just two inexpensive household items and glue you can have a one-of-a-kind cake pedestal!

I’m thrilled to share this oh, so easy and very pretty cake plate stand! It can be used every day or like shown here for a special occasion. Not only is making this cake plate pedestal so simple it’s also very very inexpensive! If you like shopping for gems at places like Goodwill this DIY project might be a little addictive! How about making a very sentimental cake pedestal using a plate from your great Aunt Audra or Mom Mom Margaret. You can make large cake pedestals and mini ones too. Let’s make a 10-minute cake plate stand!


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How pretty is this cake pedestal? It looks quite expensive but I have a secret… it was free to me! I found a glass candlestick and a pretty glass plate… and VOILA!  With the right kind of glue you have a stunning cake plate pedestal! 

EASY CAKE PLATE PEDESTAL DIY- With just two inexpensive household items and glue you can have a one-of-a-kind cake pedestal!

Here’s how to make a glass cake stand…


  • large glass plate
  • glass candlestick
  • e6000 industrial strength adhesive

  1. Turn the plate upside down on a flat surface and find the center. 

2.  Add glue to the top of the candlestick at the point of contact with the plate.

3. Put the glued area of the candlestick to the center of the back of the plate. Let it dry (This does take more than 10 minutes) and cure. See the glue label for instructions.

Again… Voila!

EASY CAKE PLATE PEDESTAL DIY- With just two inexpensive household items and glue you can have a one-of-a-kind cake pedestal!

You can also use mismatched colored plates and a candlestick and spray paint it. But this would be a decorative cake plate stand only. Do not eat off of spray-painted pieces.


EASY CAKE PLATE PEDESTAL DIY- With just two inexpensive household items and glue you can have a one-of-a-kind cake pedestal!


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  1. Love your your cake plate that you made.

    1. Maryellen says:

      Love the cake plate and the cake?

  2. Making them with much smaller plates is a way to add height in vignettes.

  3. I have made them and love them. So useful when entertaining. Forget about the cake plate I wante the cake. It looks so good

  4. Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Anne Marie says:

    Love this cake stand – now to find a glass plate!

  6. Nancy Marino says:

    This is lovely. I think I would need a wider item for the base though, I can just see me dumping a lovely cake using this candlestick base. I can think of many options that would work. Thanks Yvonne.

  7. Carol Davis says:

    Right now I have a small short white bowl and a white luncheon plate with a pencil thin navy border in mind for serving appetizers. You are so correct – it can be addictive.

  8. Kathy bruns says:

    I will be doing this for my sons wedding reception. Pricing cake stands–this is very economical!

    1. Kathy, my friend did this for her daughter’s wedding too. Lots of fun thrift shopping was involved for the fabulous finds. All were mismatched which was a huge part of the charm. They complemented the vintage themes to become beautiful centre pieces to hold the wedding cupcakes.

  9. Love this idea — for mine – I used three sizes of plates and one saucer. The plates and super were all mismatched but in the same color family. Used the same adhesive too! The saucer is upside down as a base, then the largest plate, then a candlestick (dollar store), then the middle plate, then a candlestick, then the smallest plate. I use this for “goodies” – like a variety of cookies, pastries, small cakes — I have two – one in red tones and one in blue tones and it covers most holidays!!! Will try the clear idea too — super way to present a cake to someone!!!!

  10. So clever! So easy! Great idea!thank you!

  11. Karen Gamble says:

    Lovely presentation! I think I want the recipe for the cake now.

  12. Karen VanLoo says:

    What a nifty idea! I love it!!!

  13. My blog partner Jordan made candy dishes the same way. She bought some glass dishes and glass candle holders at the Habitat Restore and used them for a movie on the lawn party she hosted. So cute.

  14. So easy and such an elegant look. Thanks for sharing. Also thanks for sharing the other bloggers. Enjoy your day.

  15. You are unbelievable. What a great repurposing idea. Love it–

  16. Wow! I am now on the lookout for some great plates. Thanks

  17. This is so pretty! My Mom had a hobnail cake stand when I was growing up. I remember the day it broke. She was crushed. 🙁

  18. That looks lovely. I guess I must make more cakes.

  19. You are so creative! What a great idea. I’m doing this one.

  20. You can also spray paint the bottom only of a clear glass plate and the candlestick before gluing together. I recently made a couple of the light teal color that is popular and gave as gifts. Just made a few pink and grey themed cake stands of various heights for my son and his finance’s wedding shower coming up soon – for the cupcakes they wanted as dessert. Very easy.

  21. Love the cake plate!! Thank you!

  22. what a great idea! I love cake plates. even empty ones make me smile at the memories of happy celebrations with a good home-made cake on the stand and anticipation of another family gathering for big events and small.

  23. Great idea and that glue is a wonder. The cake also looks very delicious!

  24. Lorraine Hitchcock says:

    Love this idea and will be making several in different sizes and heights for an upcoming baby shower

  25. Now I have know what to do with those old candlesticks that sit in a closet!!!! Thanks so much Yvonne?

  26. You are very clever Yvonne

  27. Very creative.I think I have the same candlestick, just need the plate.

  28. Barbara Ballard says:

    Love this!!!

  29. Barbara Ballard says:

    Love this!!!!

  30. Robin Talley says:

    Beautiful! I love this!!!!!!

  31. Cakes on a pedestal are so elegant! Note to self – I must start baking round vs rectangular cakes.

  32. Great idea! I’m off to make one:)

  33. Renee Wimberly says:

    What a creative idea! Now I have to search for a plate and candlestick!

  34. I was just thinking that I need some cake plates. This is perfect. I didn’t know what type of glue to use, so thank you for sharing!!

  35. Oh, Yvonne! Why, of course! This has solved all my cake plate shopping! Thanks so much!

  36. I’m in love with the cake!! lol

    1. Kari, it’s a store bought cake that I embellished with berries and confectioner’s sugar!

  37. Yvonne, what a great idea to reuse and recyle something old and making it functional. I’m going to try this with some old plates and candlesticks that my mom gave to me recently. My Mom also gave me cake plates that were my great-grandmothers and grandmothers that I will cherish for always. Have a great day!

  38. I want the cake! 🙂 This clear cake plate is beautiful. I’ve made them with the colorful plastic plates and used a small cup in the same family as a base. Great to have for outside activities ~ no breakage!

    What would we ever do without the E6000?


  39. Pam Fogal says:

    I’ve made these types of cake stands and it’s so easy. Thank you for a great reminder of a possible birthday gift for my friend!

  40. Prisilla Cope says:

    I LOVE this so much. I haven’t found the right pieces though…but I am still looking. I want to make a small one too for my daughter when we have ‘tea time’.
    Thank you!

  41. This is an easy project to do but so beautiful!

  42. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings to you

  43. Teresa Sole says:

    I have made a couple of these cake plates and used them as pedestal for various things. They are so beautiful!!! I really like the plate you used! E6000 works so well for this application. Thank you for the tutorial/post!

  44. Love it! I made several and sprayed them a pretty gold and used a bowl with flowers on top for a wedding reception!

  45. Even I can handle this project!!! Making the cake stands in different patterns and sizes would be lovely. You can use what you already have or shop at Dollar General…$1 for plate and $1 candlestick. This would make a such a thoughtful gift for a friend or shut-in, with cookies or cake included!!!


  46. So pretty and easy! Thank you for sharing.

  47. Great idea and yours is simply charming, the cake Devine! Used this trick with chipped cracked tea cup & saucer (sets) on iron rods as bird feeders to stick in the ground or flowering pots. Love your sharing ideas.

  48. Such a cute cake plate and quick. The cake looks pretty cool also.

  49. The candlewick plate makes for a beautiful cake plate. I have used this process to make 3 tiered candy/cookie plates as well. The E6000 glue is the BEST because it dries crystal clear. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Marcy Leonard says:

    Have seen this idea but never read as far to find out just what glue to use–now I know! And I have saved a number of your cake recipes over the last couple of years, too!

  51. Deborah D says:

    What a wonderful idea.

  52. Wow…classic elegance! The cake stand and cake are beautiful! This is a wonderful idea and this idea makes the possibilities endless! You are so talented…I’m envious!

    Happy Easter!

  53. I love this idea. A friend of mine made some for gifts. Yours is so pretty!!!

  54. Oh my…this is beautiful!!! cake looks yummy too!! thanks for the ideas

  55. Your cake plate is so pretty. The plate that you used looks like candlewick.

  56. Love this idea! Can’t wait to make one. Thanks for another of your clever ideas. Look forward to your posts each day.

  57. With our imagination, we are limitless! I love repurposing objects, and making things out of cast offs.

  58. Sandra Parker says:

    Great and inexpensive! Thank you so much for all our wonderful ideas!!!

  59. What an easy way to make a cake stand! I was going to buy one and now I’ll just make my own. Thanks!

  60. I’ve seen this done before. It’s very clever. I was going to make one, but when I got the plate from the thrift store home and looked at it , it had a circle with raised edges in the middle of it for a chip or veggie dip dish! I’ve just never gotten back to the project, although I did serve a cake on the plate anyway. It was a little funky when cutting the cake, but not really a problem. Yours turned out beautifully.

  61. Tammie N. says:

    Such a pretty cake plate and so easy to make!

  62. I just finished making 3 pedestal cake stands!
    All made from what I already had, all lingering in various boxes. Free!

  63. One beautiful cake; displayed so elegantly! What time should I come over?

  64. Carol Elkins says:

    Love this cake plate!!! So easy and so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

  65. Your plate is prettier, but I have made these in a smaller version for cupcakes. They make for a great presentation! Thanks for sharing.

  66. Dianne Lanier says:

    Where did you find the plate?

  67. What a fantastic idea! Inspired.

  68. Hmmm…. Now I am sitting here wondering if I have any of these candlesticks from my Home Interiors selling days from years past.

  69. Maggie Nelson says:

    I have the plates and the candle now I need to get the E 6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive. Thank you!!

  70. D'Arylan Ball says:

    Awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for your witness for Christ!!!

  71. I love these. I have also made a cake stand using a plate and an ice cream dish for a low cake stand. The ice cream dish had curved edges and made an interesting base.

  72. Great idea and a yummy looking cake !

  73. Your “Candlewick ” plate made a beautiful stand. E 6000 is great but has a very strong smell and slides a little before setting up. I suggest letting it dry outside of your living areas and checking on it frequently. Your advice to read the label Is crucial.

  74. This was my favorite hack when putting together my daughter’s wedding reception! There are so many glass plates out there for the taking; so many different options! I’ve used my cake plate multiple times since the wedding, and 3 1/2 years later its still going strong!

  75. mattsgramma says:

    What a great idea, thanks for the tip on what type of adhesive to use. Very pretty!

  76. Love this idea. I’ve reglued cake plates but never thought about making my own. Thank you.

  77. I made something similar for my daughter using a plate, the candlestick in the middle, then a bowl on top; it was a jewelry organizer. I didn’t think of using the candlestick and plate to make a cake plate though; that’s a great idea. We can always use cake plates for so many things.

  78. love this idea…great thank you hostess gift!

  79. Great Cake Plate idea!

  80. Barbara Harilaou says:

    What a great and easy cake platter …. I like it. Thank you.

  81. I just found a beautiful random plate that I didn’t want to get rid of and now I know what I’m going to do with it! Again, thanks for the inspiration.

  82. So chic and elegant Yvonne!!! Such a pretty plate you picked for this project! I’m on my way over for a slice of that yummy cake! 😉 xo Heather

  83. So pretty! It looks like Candlewick, maybe the plate is!! What a great idea! I need to find a clear candlestick and try this!

  84. Love this! I’ve used the same adhesive for outdoor projects involving glass. Off to search for glass candlesticks…

  85. Totally great idea. As soon as i saw your title photo, I figured what you had done! I always forget about DIYs like this. Great wedding gift, too!

  86. I love your creative, yet glamorous ideas, and I cannot wait to try and make this.

  87. Love your cake plate and the suggestions/comments of your other readers! Great ideas! Now I will look forward to the cake recipe!

  88. Babette Thurston says:

    I swear to you, I keep saying I’m going to do this and I just need to jump off and do it! Beautiful! When you see the prices of the ones in the stores, making one yourself is a no brainer! Yours looks really high end too so my hat is off to you Yvonne! Love it!

  89. Jacque Avant says:

    I always enjoy your ideas. I would love to find a plate like yours. I will have to keep looking. Have a great weekend and keep your cool.

  90. Yvonne, what a stunning cake and cake plate! Going to start hitting my Goodwill stores. Just wondering how you sugar the fruit. Will you please share your method? Thanks so much. I really enjoy your daily blog so much!

  91. Joann Stegall says:

    I am so on this! I already have half of what I need to get started. Now, what about this gorgeous cake of yours! Thank you for your inspiration!

  92. I love the plate stand idea. I had the perfect size candle sticks, sigh, but I donated them to the thrift store some time back. Guess I need to make a trip to the thrift store.

  93. Your cake plate and cake are so pretty! I’ve actually done this with a dessert plate and candlestick I got at a thrift store but have never made a cake pedestal. Thanks for all of your good ideas.

  94. Donna B Oliphint says:

    For my daughter’s wedding I made a small bride’s cake for her to cut and 25 smaller 6″ cakes–one for each table. I made cakestands like this out of Dollar Tree “cut glass” plates and candlesticks, and we found cake servers with glass like handles on sale to have at each table. They worked great!

  95. Great idea. Can clear Gorilla Glue be used in place of E6000?